In mid-2020, the Wyoming State Legislature held a special session to decide how to spend COVID-19 pandemic relief funding from the federal CARES Act. They settled on $325 million for business grants, but as the proposal made its way through the legislative process, the proposed language did not specify if nonprofits qualified. The Wyoming Nonprofit Network led an advocacy effort to convince state representatives to include nonprofits in the funding, to help ensure stability in the charitable sector during the pandemic. Learn the outcomes and future impacts of this Bright Spot story.
This report highlights the role of the Washington Census Equity Fund in promoting an accurate 2020 Census count in Washington. Through stakeholder interviews and data analysis, the evaluation delves into the impacts and lessons learned throughout the process of collective grantmaking, collaboration and advocacy.